Lakshmipur Sadar Upazila

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Lakshmipur / Laxmipur
লক্ষ্মীপুর সদর
Upazila
Lakshmipur / Laxmipur is located in Bangladesh
Lakshmipur / Laxmipur
Lakshmipur / Laxmipur
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°57′N 90°49.5′E / 22.950°N 90.8250°E / 22.950; 90.8250Coordinates: 22°57′N 90°49.5′E / 22.950°N 90.8250°E / 22.950; 90.8250
Country  Bangladesh
Division Chittagong Division
District Lakshmipur District
Area
 • Total 514.78 km2 (198.76 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 684,425[1]
Time zone UTC+6 (BST)
Chowpalli 3707
Website Official Map of Lakshmipur Sadar

Lakshmipur or Laxmipur Sadar (Bengali: লক্ষ্মীপুর সদর) is an Upazila of Lakshmipur District in the Division of Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Geography[edit]

Lakshmipur Sadar is located at 22°57′00″N 90°49′30″E / 22.9500°N 90.8250°E / 22.9500; 90.8250. It has 95,664 households and total area 514.78 km².

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Lakshmipur Sadar has a population of 525188. Males constitute 50.27% of the population, and females 49.73%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 244605. Lakshmipur Sadar has an average literacy rate of 37.8% (7+ years). National average of 32.4% literate.[2]

Kazi Nazrul Islam visited Lakshmipur Sadar in 1927.[3]

Administration[edit]

Lakshmipur Sadar Upazila is divided into Lakshmipur Municipality and 19 union parishads: Bangakha, Basikpur, Bhabaniganj, Chandraganj, Char Ruhita, Charramani Mohan, Charsai, Dakshin Hamchadi, Dalal Bazar, Datta Para, Dighali দিঘলী, Hajir Para, Kushakhali, Laharkandi, Mandari, Parbati Nagar, Shak Char, Uttar Hamchadi, and Uttar Joypur. The union parishads are subdivided into 226 mauzas and 258 villages.

Lakshmipur Municipality was established in 1976.[3] It is subdivided into 12 wards and 22 mahallas.[4]

Transport[edit]

Education[edit]

Historical places[edit]

Religious institutions[edit]

Mosques 731, temples 3, churches 1, dargahs 1, tombs 3. Noted religious institutions: Majupur Matka Mosque, South Shanki Bhanga Jameh Masjid, Tita Khan Mosque, Syedpur Jami Mosque, Madhu Banu Mosque, Shree Shree Govinda Mahaprovu Jeu Akhra, Joseph Church, Lakshmi Narayan Baishnab Math.

NGO[edit]

  • BRAC
  • ASA
  • COAST, Lakshmipur
  • VOICE
  • SHDO
  • CWDA
  • SWDA
  • TWSDA
  • SURGE

Newspapers and periodicals[edit]

Online newspaper[edit]

  • www.raipurnews24.com (2016)
  • www.lakshmipur24.com (2012)

Daily[edit]

  • Lakshmipur Kantha (1995)
  • Al-Chist (1995)
  • Malancha,
  • Rob,

Weekly[edit]

  • Natun Samaj (Natun Desh, 1973)
  • Elan (1982)
  • Natun Path (1987)
  • Damama (1992)

♦Bortoman Laxmipur (2012)

Monthly[edit]

  • Lakshmipur Barta (1989)
  • Bangla Awaj (2000)
  • Unnoyan Barta (2012) NGO Based

Defunct newspapers and periodicals[edit]

  • Mukti Bani (1928)
  • weekly Ganamukh (1973)
  • Chetana (1969)
  • weekly Ananda Akash (1995)
  • Prachchhad (1984)
  • Chhayapath
  • Kabita Barta

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006. 
  3. ^ a b Nazimuddin Mahmud (2012). "Lakshmipur Sadar Upazila". In Sadequr Rahman Jewell. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  4. ^ "District Statistics 2011: Lakshimpur" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 25, 2014.